Police: Man dead after being struck by car on Plainfield St. in Springfield


Police are trying to determine what led up to a man’s death after he was struck and killed by a car in the Plainfield Street area Thursday night.

Springfield Police spokesman Ryan Walsh said the deadly pedestrian accident happened just after 6:30 p.m. near West and Plainfield streets. Plainfield St. is not far from the North End Bridge.

Walsh described the victim as an adult man and said the driver involved in the deadly pedestrian accident stayed to cooperate with police.

Traffic in the area was affected by the deadly accident.

A 22News crew in the Plainfield St. area at the time spotted several Springfield police officers blocking the roadway with yellow caution tape. 

There was also what appeared to be a body bag in the middle of the road and a badly damaged car parked in the nearby Pride parking lot.

Walsh said State Police assigned to the District Attorney’s Office will be looking into the cause of the crash, and whether any charges will be brought against the driver.

The police department’s traffic unit is looking into the accident and all questions are being referred to the Hampden County District Attorney’s Office.

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